Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey and more stars celebrate the 4th of July with bikinis, fireworks and fun

The Fourth of July is a celebration of America's birth and spirit of freedom, and this year, many stars took the opportunity to show their patriotism and enjoy the summer sun in honor of U.S. independence.

While quite a few stars decided to use their voice and the symbolism of the holiday to make some powerful political messages, others were content with celebrating the nation's 242nd birthday with bonfires, fireworks, and red-white-and blue ensembles while enjoying the sunny weather with their loved ones.

The Fourth is also a great chance for stars to show off their bikini bods.

Kim Kardashian, for example, celebrated with this skin-bearing snapshot posted to her Instagram story, while enjoying a popsicle.

Kim Kardashian celebrates the 4th of July with a popcicle
Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Rita Ora skipped the bikini and stripped down to her lacy bra and underwear, because she loves America, obviously.

While other stars still had to work on the holiday,  but managed to make the most out of it. Like Mariah Carey, who shared a celebratory smile with her fans from her dressing room.

Here's a look at how some other A-listers spent their holiday.

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Hope everyone had a good 4th! https://t.co/O3MDIy0TaX
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Packing is easier when there’s a theme. Happy 4th y’all! 💙❤️💙❤️ #4thofJuly
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#vacaymode #happy4th
Found my Americans in Paris
Happy #4thofJuly!!! 🇺🇸🎆

Singer Madison Beer rocked a Pacsun jacket at the "Red, White and Bootsy" July 4th Bash presented by The h.wood Group at Nobu Malibu on Wednesday, July 4th, in Malibu, Calif.

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Happy Fourth 💥💥💥 https://t.co/Ly7SQXnjUy
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The power of 1. Alone with me! Happy 4th of July! #MyGarden
And. It. Begins. #4thofjuly #July4th
God Bless America! Happy #FourthOfJuly! ❤️ 💙
Welcome to the day we take our aggression out on the sky.
Rehearsing for tonight’s big show. (In my fav shirt) A Capital 4th. @july4thpbs #happy4th
July 4 memories with @imseanavery 🇺🇸
✨ Happy 4th of July America ❤️ Be safe & have all the fun xx https://t.co/iMQgSlK2pc
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Happy Independence Day to all, and to all a boom boom! 💥🇺🇸💥
Happy Birthday [AMERICA]- A Nation of Immigrants 242 Years Young! As you barbecue with family & friends, remember t… https://t.co/gJsdZ4cRU4
Red, white, and my favorite shade of BLUE (ocean)! Happy 4th of July, stay safe! ❤️💙 https://t.co/S0vXfn9hFS
Happy 4th of July America‼️💥🇺🇸 I remember when I took this picture I had just lost 60lbs and felt great about myself. I’m still proud of this pic and myself for coming so far. Regardless if I gained a few pounds back I’m still beautimess! #LoveYourself #LoveYourSize #WereAllBeautiful #MamaJune #fromnottohot🔥
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Happy 4th of July!! Thank you Wolfeboro, NH for the best parade as always. https://t.co/cNkQX20Om0
Happy 4th of July from mid-match-body-rest-break Liberty Belle & Zoya! ❤️💙❤️💙 #glownetflix #libertybelle #zoyathedestroya #bts
Without even trying this morning i was wearing Red,White and Blue. #Happy4thofJuly
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Independence Day in America — The badass fact that we celebrate the day we declared independence from England, lo… https://t.co/aaRisZsBUy
Melissa Joan Hart spent the 4th playing board games and snacking on Heluva Good! dip with her family in Lake Tahoe.
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Celebrating the 4th in the E.R... Tore my achilles sparring. Ugh.. So frustrated. No boxing or jiujitsu for a while. Maybe God’s telling me to slow down... Bout to get hooked up with some good pain meds tho #NoSparringForAWhile #MRI #SurgeryComingUp #ThisSucks #StJoesephsHospital #DrWang
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